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Australia Pacific LNG receives first gas at Curtis Island

Feb 12, 2015

The Origin Energy Ltd.-led Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) has reached a major milestone with first gas arriving at the group’s LNG plant on Curtis Island near Gladstone on the central east coast of Queensland.

TransCanada challenges EPA’s comments on Keystone XL SEIS

Feb 11, 2015

TransCanada Corp. responded to the Feb. 2 comment letter from the US Environmental Protection Agency on the US Department of State’s final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.

PNR cuts capital spending nearly in half

Feb 11, 2015

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PNR), Dallas, plans to spend $1.85 billion in 2015 following a fourth quarter in which the company reported a net income of $431 million. The new budget represents a 45% reduction from 2014 capital spending for continuing operations, a change attributed to low oil prices.

InterOil wins arbitration over rights dispute with Oil Search

Feb 11, 2015

The International Chamber of Commerce arbitration panel in London has found in favor of InterOil Corp. in its battle with Oil Search Ltd. over preemptive rights in Elk-Antelope gas field in retention licence PRL 15 onshore Papua New Guinea.

Study finds FLNG scheme ‘viable’ for Pandora field development

Feb 11, 2015

A recent study has found that Cott Oil & Gas Ltd’s plans to use a floating LNG (FLNG) vessel for development of Pandora gas field in the Gulf of Papua are technically and commercially viable.

PACE survey finds 69% support for crude exports to trading partners

Feb 11, 2015

More than two thirds of registered voters responding in a nationwide telephone survey commissioned by Producers for American Crude Exports (PACE) supported allowing US producers to sell crude to customers in countries that have a trading agreement with the US.

New study finds wide variations in gathering systems’ methane samples

Feb 11, 2015

Samples of methane emissions from 114 natural gas gathering stations and 16 processing plants across 13 states found wide variations in amounts actually released, a recent study revealed. Researchers at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Carnegie Mellon University, and Aerodyne Research took the samples over 20 weeks starting in October 2013.

FERC approves Constitution pipeline to move Marcellus gas northeast

Feb 10, 2015

The Marcellus and Utica natural gas plays have made headlines for years, but moving the gas to end users to the East has not been easy due to a limited pipeline capacity.

Pennsylvania contemplates tax hikes to fix $2 billion deficit

Feb 10, 2015

A severance tax on unconventional natural gas development and production is likely to be part of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's scheduled Mar. 10 budget address.

Accenture: Eagle Ford operators cut costs with integrated planning, better logistics

Feb 10, 2015

Accenture examined the importance of integrated planning and logistics as a way to save money for operators in the South Texas Eagle Ford, a region that the unconventional oil and gas industry already considers as a model for the manufacturing approach.

Unconventional plays continue driving US production

Feb 10, 2015

Output from unconventional projects is expected to account for much of the anticipated US production growth during 2015 although falling crude oil prices could trigger a slower production pace than some forecasters suggested months ago.

Williams, DCP start gas flow from Keathley Canyon Connector

Feb 10, 2015

Williams, through its general partner ownership of Williams Partners, and DCP Midstream Partners LP have started operations from their newly extended Discovery natural gas gathering pipeline system.

Senators’ bill aims to curb flaring by expediting permit process

Feb 9, 2015

North Dakota and Wyoming’s US senators introduced legislation that aims to capture methane and reduce flaring by expediting procedures for obtaining permits for natural gas gathering lines on federal and Indian lands.

MOL, Transpetrol complete Hungary-Slovakia crude line expansion

Feb 9, 2015

MOL Group and Transpetrol AS finished reconstruction and capacity expansion of the Friendship I-Adria oil pipeline leg between Szazhalombatta, Hungary (south of Budapest), and Ipolysag, Slovakia, completing a project begun in March 2014.

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